Momin and Gaboriau Win at Collegiate Preview
Winners: Shaheen Momin of Sugar Land shot 5-under 66 in the final round to win the Boys Division of the Collegiate Preview. Momin, who made five straight birdies in his final round, posted scores of 68-70-66 to win by three strokes and claim his first victory with the Legends Junior Tour in 2019. Mia Gaboriau of Coppell won the Girls Division after making par on the third playoff hole.
1. Shaheen Momin, Sugar Land, TX -9 204
T2. Dallas Hankamer, Temple, TX -6 207
T2. Treed Huang, Katy, TX -6 207
4. Peyton Johnson, Shreveport, LA -2 211
5. Holden Webb, Shreveport, LA -1 212
1. Mia Gaboriau, Coppell, TX +16 229*
T2. Mia Nixon, Canton, TX +16 229
T2. Malisone Chanthapanya, Fort Worth, TX +16 229
4. Lauren Rios, Coppell, TX +23 236
T5. Raeleigh Davidson, Frisco, TX +24 237
*Won in Playoff
To see all the scores from the Collegiate Preview, click here.
Top Finishers: Dallas Hankamer of Temple shot 6-under 65 in the final round and finished tied for second with Katy’s Treed Huang, who was the 36-hole leader. Hankamer played bogey-free on Tuesday and made four birdies and an eagle in his round. The eagle came on the par-4 eighth hole when he chipped in from about 60 yards out. Huang shot even-par in the final round with a birdie on the first and 11th holes and back-to-back bogeys on six and seven. Peyton Johnson of Shreveport, La. finished fourth in the Boys Division at 2-under followed by Holden Webb of Shreveport, La. at 1-under. Jackson Naeger and Will Horn tied for sixth, while Daniel Moon finished eighth, Luke Eckholm finished ninth and Advait Chutke shot 2-under 69 to finish inside the top 10. In the Girls Division Mia Nixon of Canton and Malisone Chanthapanya of Fort Worth finished tied for second after falling short to Gaboriau in the playoff. Both players made par on the first playoff hole but Chanthapanya lost in the second playoff hole, while Nixon lost in the third. Lauren Rios finished fourth in the division, while Raeleigh Davidson and JJ Betz tied for fifth.
Tournament Format: The Collegiate Preview is a 54-hole stroke-play event for players with an active membership with the Texas Junior Golf Alliance and that are 14 years or older and not yet enrolled in college. The event is modeled after a typical collegiate-style event with players playing 36 holes on the first day and 18 on the second. This event has been praised by past LJT Alumni for preparing them to play golf at the next level.
The Course: Mira Vista Country Club opened in 1987 and was designed by Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish. The par-71 layout is a tough test for the field and challenges each player’s abilities to hit shots into rolling fairways and tight green complexes. The course is being played at around 6,900 yards in the Boys Division and 6,000 yards in the Girls Division.
Tournament History: The Collegiate Preview started in 2014 at Ridgewood Country Club. Ryan Grider, who is currently on the Baylor Men’s Golf team won the Boys Division while Hailee Cooper, who is currently on the Texas Women’s Golf team won the Girls Division. Both players would repeat as champions in 2015 at Hurricane Creek Country Club. Crosby Guercio and Hailey Jones won the weather-shortened event in 2016, while Grider and Elina Sinz won in 2017. The event was held at Cimarron Hills Golf & Country Club in 2018 and saw Garrett Martin win the Boys Division and Sinz win the Girls Division.
The Weather: The weather was similar to Monday with temperatures in the low to mid 90s and a gentle breeze that allowed players a chance to aim for the flagsticks.
What’s Next: The Legends Junior Tour heads south to Austin for the George Hannon Junior Invitational on Aug. 12-13. The field will take on the tough UT Golf Club layout and compete in yet another LJT Invitational event with critical points up for grabs for the Player of the Year Standings and the Jackie Burke Cup Matches.